YALSA's Top Reads: STEM and Making — eEditions e-book

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YALSA's Top Reads digital publication features a collection of YALSA's best articles and resources on two of the hottest topics in the library field – STEM and Making. Whether you're just dipping your toes into STEM and Making or are a seasoned pro, this publication provides a wealth of practical expertise guaranteed to help you develop, elevate, and evaluate STEM and making programming in your library.


  • STEM vs. STEAM
  • Creating STEM-Based Programs in Your Library
  • STEM in Informal Learning Settings
  • How to Bring Digital Literacy to Your Library
  • Equity in Out-of-School STEM Learning: A Reflection
  • Make, Do, Share: Sustainable STEM Leadership in a Box

Making and Makerspaces

  • Makerspaces: The Utopian Learning Environment for Teens
  • Bringing Makerspaces to Teens
  • Making on a Shoestring
  • Budget-Friendly Technology for YA Programming
  • Post-Emergent Library Makerspaces: SLAMS, a Path Forward
  • CLOUD901 — A Digital Learning Lab Exclusively for Teens
  • Create It! Camp
  • Robot Extravaganza

Teens, Technology, and Tinkering: Case Studies of Teen Space Creation

  • Making, Literacy, and College Career Readiness
  • Libraries and Tinkering Spaces
  • Do Space: Providing Access to Technology for Teens and Community
  • A Teen Space Made for Career Prep
  • Berwick Innovation: A School Librarian’s Role Reimagined!
  • Research on Collaboration with Teens
  • Designing the Library of the Future for and with Teens
  • Competencies Needed to Provide Teen Library Services of the Future

Supplemental YALSA Resources

Trent McLees

Editor for YALSA.